Mary Cheney Pregnant

December 8, 2006 | By | 4 Replies More

According to the AP

Conservative leaders voiced dismay Wednesday at news that Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of Dick Cheney, is pregnant, while a gay-rights group said the vice president faces “a lifetime of sleepless nights” for serving in an administration that has opposed recognition of same-sex couples.

How bad is it that a gay woman is pregnant?

Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America described the pregnancy as “unconscionable.”

“It’s very disappointing that a celebrity couple like this would deliberately bring into the world a child that will never have a father,” said Crouse, a senior fellow at the group’s think tank. “They are encouraging people who don’t have the advantages they have.”

Gee.  So it’s not a good idea to bring babies into the world if two parents aren’t ready to participate and if the the baby won’t have access to material “advantages.” That sounds like it could be slogan for a new national plan for universal access to birth control. 

What does Grandpa-to-be-Dick have to say?

The vice president’s office declined to elaborate on the circumstances of Mary Cheney’s pregnancy.


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  1. Jason Rayl says:

    Can everybody chant….


    I had no idea Quayle's family was so large…

  2. Dan says:

    Unconscionable how? Two people, presumably in love, given the kind of work a lesbian couple needs to become pregnant compared to a heterosexual couple, want to have a child. If they are willing to work that hard to achieve a pregnancy, they are committed to seeing it through and raising the child as responsibly as any other set of parents. The lack of a male father figure is merely an inroad to tolerance and acceptance on the child's part as it grows up.

  3. Sarah Boslaugh says:

    The NYT story managed to quote several right-wingers who asserted without evidence that children would be harmed by being raised in a non-traditional household, but didn't bother to find any social scientists to quote on the fact, established by several research studies, that children raised by gay parents turn out as well, or a little better, than children raised by straight parents.

    Personally, I believe that drinking coffee causes your nose to fall off. I expect the Times to contact me for quotes every time they run a story in which coffee is mentioned. And I obviously don't mean that, but I hope you get my point.

  4. Erich Vieth says:

    For lots of well-honed commentary on Mary Cheney's pregnancy, see Andrew Sullivan's site.

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